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Bridging the culture clash between Employers, Young people and local cultures

Big Bang is an international project, funded by the European Union’s Lifelong Learning programme, which has been exploring the extent to which mismatches between the 'culture clash' of work, school and 'street' culture is one factor amongst those that are contributing to long-term youth unemployment across Europe.

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Sep 11, 2014
from 01:00 am to 05:30 am


The Osmani Centre 58 Underwood Road E1 5AW London United Kingdom

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The conference will stars with an informal lunch and networking, and will hear from examples of relevant work in the UK, the Netherlands, Austria and Iceland . Presentations will include those from:

- Illias El Hadioui of Erasmus University is a published author from the Netherlands who has written and spoken extensively on the relationship – and the mismatch - between the ‘street culture’ of young people and the norms of school and college culture. He will present a theoretical framework that he has developed  to describe this manifestation and highlight the experience of urban youth in large multi-ethnic urban conurbations in the Netherlands.

- Steve Rawlings of Building Lives Training Academies in East London has developed a number of successful apprenticeships in the construction industry, which have been featured in the Evening Standard. He will present a number of case studies and talk about working to bring young people and employers together.

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